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Illinois Secretary of State to issue temporary driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants

The Illinois vehicle code has been amended effective November 28, 2013 to permit the Illinois Secretary of State to issue temporary driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.  625 ILCS 5/6-105.1.  In order to receive or be issued a temporary driver’s license the person applying must have lived in Illinois for more than a year, be ineligible for a social security number, and he or she cannot provide proof authorizing the person presence in this country from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services. They must however present a valid and unexpired passport or an unexpired consular identification document.  If the application is approved the Illinois Secretary of State will issue a temporary driver’s license.

These temporary driver’s licenses will be good for three years.